Monthly Archives: September 2016

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: CORN FOREVER

Although summer harvest may be over, harvest is still in full effect (well, maybe not with this rainy weather). Being corny people, we love to see when corn pops up in unexpected places. Today, we received a letter from a … Continue reading

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FIVE FARM WOMEN TO WATCH

Move out of the way gentleman. Here come the ladies in agriculture. These five farm women are making waves in the “agvocation” of agriculture by sharing their personal experiences and daily lives with others on social media. Between Instagram, Twitter, … Continue reading

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“I VOTED” STICKERS ARE IN THIS SEASON

It’s National Voter Registration Day! Have you registered to vote yet? Organizations and plain-old politically active citizens are spending the day helping raise awareness about registering to vote and even helping people go through the process. Some might not think … Continue reading

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FARMING FOR DUMMIES: COVER CROPS

Near the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, there is an area the size of Connecticut that is completely void of any life. This area, which is known as the Gulf’s “dead zone,” is created by a number … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: IL CORN FIELD TRIP

It’s the end of another week and our office is winding down, but farmers across the country know that harvest doesn’t stop for the weekend. IL Corn understands and appreciates the work that growers put in, so we took a … Continue reading

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#TBT: HOW TO FEED A FARMER

Here’s a timely #tbt as farmers head out into the fields for #harvest16. Be safe out there! [Originally published September 22, 2015] Harvest has just begun at my house! For our family farm, that means Dad’s in the combine, Hubs … Continue reading

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHY DO WE NEED TRADE?

With nearly 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, world markets offer momentous growth opportunities for U.S. agriculture. IL Corn and it’s partners work to develop export markets for American farmers and agribusinesses. But it’s not all … Continue reading

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THE BIG DEAL ABOUT ATRAZINE

Atrazine.  This funny-sounding word might not sound like anything that pertains to your life, but it affects you more than you know.  The EPA is currently investigating and is considering further regulating atrazine, which could be costly for farmers, and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: #HARVEST16

It’s that time of year again! All of your hard work over the summer is about to pay off…after a little more hard work. The end is in sight! (but let’s be honest – farmer’s work never really ends). Be … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN EDITOR DO?

If you’re into writing, reporting, photography, and journalism, great careers await you in agriculture and Holly Spangler is proof of that! Holly is editor of Prairie Farmer magazine, having worked for Prairie Farmer before graduating from the University of Illinois. … Continue reading

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